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oleaginous

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adjective ole·ag·i·nous \ˌō-lē-ˈa-jə-nəs\

Definition of oleaginous

  1. 1 :  resembling or having the properties of oil :  oily; also :  containing or producing oil

  2. 2 :  marked by an offensively ingratiating manner or quality

ole·ag·i·nous·ly adverb
ole·ag·i·nous·ness noun


Examples of oleaginous

  1. <the office manager greeted the corporate bigwigs with an oleaginous welcome that should have embarrassed him>



Origin of oleaginous

Middle English, from Middle French oleagineux, from Latin oleagineus of an olive tree, from olea olive tree, from Greek elaia


First Known Use: 1634

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oleaginous

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adjective ole·ag·i·nous \ˌō-lē-ˈaj-ə-nəs\

Medical Definition of oleaginous

  1. :  resembling or having the properties of oil; also :  containing or producing oil




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